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Night Is Not for Sleep (1958)
"Toi... le venin" (original title)

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One dark night, in the deserted streets of Nice... An American car slowly drives past Victor Menda, then slowly pulls up... A come on from the mysterious blonde at the wheel and Victor ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Robert Hossein ...
Pierre Menda
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Eva Lecain
Odile Versois ...
Hélène Lecain
Héléna Manson ...
Amélie
Henri Crémieux ...
Le docteur
Pascal Mazzotti ...
L'homme de la discothèque
Henri Arius ...
Titin
Charles Blavette ...
L'inspecteur de police
Lucien Callamand ...
Julien, le jardinier
Isola Blondie
Paul Coppel
Jean Combal
Bréols
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One dark night, in the deserted streets of Nice... An American car slowly drives past Victor Menda, then slowly pulls up... A come on from the mysterious blonde at the wheel and Victor finds himself kissing her and making love with the gorgeous creature... But as soon as the embrace is over the mantis-like beauty rejects him and, under the threat of a gun, makes him leave the car... Worse, she tries - and nearly manages - to kill him by running over him. Now, cars have plates and Victor traces the address of the monstrous nymphomaniac rather easily. To his amazement he discovers that in the beautiful villa - in front of which the American car is parked - TWO blonde sisters live together, both of whom looking sweet and harmless... Written by Guy Bellinger

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A new and very STARTLING approach to mystery on the screen.

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27 March 1959 (France)  »

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Blonde in a White Car  »

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If this film is available in DVD Format (Original French) - region 2 - Europe - I would love to acquire a copy..
16 January 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

WHEN I first saw this film, in London, in 1958, I was bowled over. I had never seen a film like this before. It had a strange, hypnotic effect, quite unlike the films that I had seen previously and it left a lasting impact.

I believe that Odile Versios & Marina Vlady are sisters, if not twins. Certainly the interaction is amazing in its power to influence the viewer.

If this has been converted to DVD - in Region 2 format - and in the original French language, I would love to hear about it & where it can be purchased.


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